It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Harwich: Body Found On Beach Was Immigrant
Police have confirmed that one of two men seen jumping from a ferry off the coast of Harwich was an immigrant who had been refused entry to the UK.
A major search was launched after two men, thought to be Albanians, went overboard from the Stena Britannica ferry off Harwich on 26 February.
A body was found by a member of the public on a beach near Buregate Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, on Thursday (20 March).
Suffolk Police confirmed today that it was that of Leonovid Isufaj, 27, who is believed to have been one of the two men.
His body appeared to have been in the water for some time and he was carrying euros, the force added.
Eleven people were arrested in the Netherlands as part of a "human smuggling'' investigation following the incident.
The Border Force confirmed that 13 people who had arrived at Harwich by ferry had been refused entry to the country.
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
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